It seems we get so caught up in the business of Real Estate, and ways to grow that business that we forget to stop and share those personal celebrations that make us who we are at our most essential level.  It is those celebrations, both life changing and small, and, yes, sorrows, that shape us and make us who we are in both our business and personal lives. 

Well, I have a new man in my life--as I am fond of telling people, he doesn't have much hair, isn't very tall, and is a bit on the chunky side.  He recently figured out how to smile and boy, oh boy, does it ever light up the room!  I have yet to see it in person but in a few days time I will be out in Southern CA for my second visit with him.  I can't wait!Kai Jeffrey Monday

Kai Jeffrey Monday was born on 4/5/2010 at 12:07 pm, to Jeffrey and Tiffany Monday.  He weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs., 7 oz and measured 22.5" long. 

His Dad, my oldest son, Jeffrey Monday, is about 6'3", so I think Kai is going to be following in his very tall footsteps.   Kai has his gorgeous Mom's beautiful blue eyes and is already quite the ladies' man!

If any of you out there who follow my blog want to stay abreast of what's going on with this little show stopper, he has his very own

Entering this new chapter of my life, titled "Nana", has been incredibly joyful.  Up until I held that little (OK, not so little) bundle of joy I had no idea that he would steal my heart in a way that hasn't happened since I gave birth to my two sons.

Equally amazing has been watching my oldest son step into the role of "Dad".  He has done so without skipping a beat, but I do have to laugh when he tells me that the little ruler of the roost isn't sticking to a "schedule" though Jeffrey, who arrived 3 months early, ever once was on a schedule! 

Jeffrey and Tiffany have embraced parenthood in the same way they have done with their extremely successful lives...with a passion to be the best parents in the world, a desire to show this little guy that all things are possible, and with an unconditional love for the darling spirit they have brought into the world. 

It was the email I recieved from them today that finally prompted me to write this long overdue post.  I suppose I waited because it seemed so personal...forgetting there is little that is more personal than helping someone find the home of their dreams or in selling their biggest investment--their home.  While we are working together you let me inside your lives, and, I am pleased to say for many of you, it is a relationship that continues far beyond the sale or purchase of your home.

My son's email message today took me back to those sleepless nights and endless diaper changes that are the hallmark of new parenthood.  They've come up with an inventive way to escape, if only for 5 sleep filled days, by entering a contest for a trip to Dubai.  

For the first part of the contest they need a total of 5,138 votes for the very funny video they've created.  It will remind all parents out there about the uncharted territory of becoming first time parents.  Click here to view the video. 


If you enjoy the video as much as I did, I hope you will consider passing it along to your family and friends. 

How can you possibly resist helping the two sleep deprived parents who gave birth to a guy with a smile that lights up the world?